Immunizations are for college students, too
- In just a couple of weeks, college
campuses across the state will be hustling and bustling with new and returning
- Many of them will share dorm rooms,
all of them will find themselves in classrooms, coming in close contact with
many people – putting them at higher risk for exposure to vaccine preventable
- It is recommended (and in some cases,
required) that all incoming college students provide documentation of the
- Meningococcal Meningitis
- Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)
- Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis
- In addition, Mesa County Health
Department recommends Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B immunizations.
- Contact your health care provider or
Mesa County Health Department to ensure your immunizations are up-to-date
and/or to schedule an appointment.
- Mesa County Health Department accepts
all insurances and has programs for those without insurance.
- Call 970-248-6906 for more information
or to make an appointment.
Breastfeed for your health and the health of
- Both mothers and babies see health
benefits from breastfeeding.
- Mesa County Health Department has
educators and resources for moms who are ready to breastfeed.
- Babies see both short-term and
long-term health benefits:
- Breast milk is easy to digest and
contains antibodies that can protect infants from bacterial and viral
- Babies who are breastfed have lower
risks of asthma, childhood leukemia, ear infections, eczema, diarrhea and
vomiting, lower respiratory infections, sudden infant death syndrome and type 2
- Mothers who breastfeed have a lower
risk of ovarian cancer, certain types of breast cancer and type 2 diabetes.
- Ready to get started?
- Find a friend or family member who
will be a good support person.
- Know your rights as a nursing mother.
Colorado law states that a mother may breastfeed in any place she has a right
to be, including work.
- It’s normal to
find breastfeeding hard. If you are having problems breastfeeding, talk to your
health care provider, hospital staff or the Mesa County Health Department Women
Infants & Children program. Call (970) 248-6900 for more info.